STATIC-X Frontman Wayne Static Dies at 48

Singer & guitarist Wayne Static of the California metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48 on November 1, 2014.


The band’s Facebook page announced the following on Saturday night following his passing:


Static’s publicist also confirmed with Blabbermouth following the announcement.

In a recent development, a press release was issued on Sunday November 2, 2014 stating that drugs did not play a role in the musician’s death:

“Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple [Wayne Static and Tera Wray] was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O.D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages.”

Following that statement, other websites like reported a new press release from Static’s publicist going into further detail, saying that drugs did not play a role, and Static passed away “quietly in his sleep”.

Wayne was an amazing musician, and a big part of the Affliction family.  He will be deeply missed.

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